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Old 04-08-2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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1957 Chevy Bel Air 1/4 mile times

So me and my dad were driving home and we saw a nice 57 Chevy sittin at the traffic light.

I asked him (as my dad lived back in that day)..."do you think the accord could beat that"

he says "oh no no, in fact I bet it would give your car a run for its money"

"That thing has a 327 with mechanical fuel injection and was lightyears ahead of cars in its time"

I wasn't able to find any stats on the car, but does anyone know what these things run as far as 0-60s, 1/4 miles, and HP stock?
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So me and my dad were driving home and we saw a nice 57 Chevy sittin at the traffic light.

I asked him (as my dad lived back in that day)..."do you think the accord could beat that"

he says "oh no no, in fact I bet it would give your car a run for its money"

"That thing has a 327 with mechanical fuel injection and was lightyears ahead of cars in its time"

I wasn't able to find any stats on the car, but does anyone know what these things run as far as 0-60s, 1/4 miles, and HP stock?
327 I believe made just over 300 hp at like 8000 rpm or something ridiculous. Cars from the 50's and 60's made big power. It wasn't until the 80's they made horrible power

However... I'm pretty sure it wasn't a 327. Didn't they all come with 265's and 283's? The highest output on the 283 with the Rochester FI was 280hp IIRC?

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So me and my dad were driving home and we saw a nice 57 Chevy sittin at the traffic light.

I asked him (as my dad lived back in that day)..."do you think the accord could beat that"

he says "oh no no, in fact I bet it would give your car a run for its money"

"That thing has a 327 with mechanical fuel injection and was lightyears ahead of cars in its time"

I wasn't able to find any stats on the car, but does anyone know what these things run as far as 0-60s, 1/4 miles, and HP stock?
That car was a turd...in the 50's 160HP was big ****. Scroll down and check the page the Turbo Fire V8 made a staggering 180HP

BTW: I don't think there was a 327 option in the 57
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With all respect, I think your Dad's smoking crack.

Here is a page with specifications for the vehicle. 3269 lb curb weight, 140 horsepower, 210 ft. lb of torque. There's no way that car was quick. I'm doing some more searches to see if there were other engines available, but so far I don't see that car hitting better than 15-16 second quarter mile times.

Edit: I see there was a V8 option that gave 283 horsepower. Trying to find more info on that.
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Yea it seemed as though older muscle cars of the 70s ran like 8 second 0-60s and 16-17 second 1/4s, so I figured the Bel Air being another 15 years earlier wouldn't be much faster....and the accord runs about a 16-17 I'm sure.
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BTW... I was correct, largest engine was the 283 available in a 283 hp model or a 250 hp (hydrolic lifters) model

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/57_Chevy
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With all respect, I think your Dad's smoking crack.

Here is a page with specifications for the vehicle. 3269 lb curb weight, 140 horsepower, 210 ft. lb of torque. There's no way that car was quick. I'm doing some more searches to see if there were other engines available, but so far I don't see that car hitting better than 15-16 second quarter mile times.

Edit: I see there was a V8 option that gave 283 horsepower. Trying to find more info on that.
you know my dad used to talk all kinds of crap about his 440 mopars etc.

Well after I took him for a ride on slicks and pulled the front wheels off the grounds and made a 0-120.......he doesen't mention his mopars anymore, and he said he was impressed with how far things have come over the years
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With all respect, I think your Dad's smoking crack.

Here is a page with specifications for the vehicle. 3269 lb curb weight, 140 horsepower, 210 ft. lb of torque. There's no way that car was quick. I'm doing some more searches to see if there were other engines available, but so far I don't see that car hitting better than 15-16 second quarter mile times.

Edit: I see there was a V8 option that gave 283 horsepower. Trying to find more info on that.
Well that link is for a 6 cylinder so no doubt thats gonna be a turd

I'm sure he has his info mixed up, and that it seemed fast for its day
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Well 283 hp, is pretty much the same as the camaro...so maybe it could keep up or even beat me...seems about the same weight too.
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According to this page, the highest engine option available (The "Super-Turbo Fire V8") rates at 220 horsepower and 300 ft-lb torque.

Using any of the online ET calculators, that hits low 15's in the quarter, maybe give it a bit more because the engine has so much torque for the lower horsepower rating.

It's basically got the stats of a stronger stock 3rd gen with a bit less weight.
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It looks like the highest one is 283 hp and 290 ft lbs of torque
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That's one of the Corvette engines, though. The first page I quoted said that the most potent engine they offered for the Bel Air was that 283 "Super Turbo Fire V-8", which is the one that rates at 220 horsepower and 300 tq.

But hey, I'm no Bel Air expert. Maybe that page was wrong and they actually offered the top of the line corvette engines in Bel Airs, too. If so that would be a pretty damn quick vehicle.

Keep in mind that power ratings back then were gross, not bhp.
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Well 283 hp, is pretty much the same as the camaro...so maybe it could keep up or even beat me...seems about the same weight too.
That's with the old rating system, it wouldn't be anywhere near 200 to the wheels.
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It looks like the highest one is 283 hp and 290 ft lbs of torque
That was the hottest engine for Chevy in 1957 and was available in the Bel Air.
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The fuel inejected engine was an option on the '57 Chevy. There was also a two four barrel version rated at 270 HP. Both of these options are very rare. The most common option was the 220 horse power pak.
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